As a child I watched the Beverly Hillbillies and was amazed by Ellie Mae Clampett, portrayed by Donna Douglass, who could certainly wrestle, better than Jethro. So, imagine my surprise when my youngest daughter, Kelley, wanted to join her high school's wrestling team. I was skeptical, because she would be the only girl. At first, the coach thought she was interested in volunteering to become a manager and was very reluctant in allowing her to participate. She stayed on the team for two years. I was proud of her, because she handle a great deal of conflict in being accepted as the only female participant in this high school sport.
Kelley continued to love the sport, but never thought about becoming a coach, even after she graduated from Radford University with a degree in criminal justice with a minor in self-defense. However, sometimes things just happen.
Kelley heard about a middle school needing a wrestling coach and decided to apply. Last year, she had a late start in promoting this sport to girls. But, this year it’s a different story. Girls are signing up. So, according to Kelley and her video clip its Woo, woo, woo…Girls can rock!!!